The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday issued notice to the Punjab government on a petition seeking direction to the state government to fill up vacant posts of chairman and other members of the state educational tribunal.
The notice was issued by the division bench of justice SK Mittal and justice MS Chauhan for November 17 on the plea filed by Surbhi Sofat of Ludhiana.
The petitioner had said that since February the tribunal was not functioning as the chairman and other members had demitted office and the government was yet to make fresh appointments.
Her plea filed before the tribunal in July last year was pending and had not been taken up since February. She had demanded that either the record of her petition be summoned before the high court for hearing or the state be directed to make appointments in the tribunal so that hers and other similar matters could be taken up, her counsel Harinder Sharma argued.
Sofat’s case pertained to the alleged alteration in the nature of her appointment -- from regular to ad hoc -- by Anglo Sanskrit High School, Trust and Management Society, Ludhiana, where she teaches.
The tribunal was presided over by justice RL Anand (retd); and Surjit Kaur Sandhu and Dr Vipan Shobti were its members.
The tribunal deals with petitions on disputes between managements of educational institutes and their employees.